While these best practices are important to keep in mind leading up to the election, cybersecurity concerns are sure to be present on Election Day. According to an August 2016 CNN report, “We’ve officially entered the era of the hackable election.” The government takes measures to secure polling places, but you should also remain on high alert while casting your ballot. Although not all voting machines are connected to the internet, these devices can still be tampered with by anyone who has physical access. If you see something, say something.
We urge you to share this blog post with your coworkers, friends, and family if they are of voting age in an effort to help curb the rise in successful cyberattacks during the election cycle.